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apport-retrace fails with error: report file does not contain one of the required fields

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http://askubuntu.com – I installed an application from the developer's website and it was crashing. I tried using this form of apport-retrace to get a report I could email to the dev myself: apport-retrace --confirm --gdb --sandbox system --verbose --cache /my/path/cache/apport-retrace --output /mypath/apport-retrace/appname.1000.crash /var/crash/_usr_bin_appname.1000.crash The error is: ERROR: report file does not contain one of the required fields: CoreDump DistroRelease Package ExecutablePath I checked the crash file and the missing field is "Package." However, the application does not come from a Debia (HowTos)